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Deadly Triangle by Susan Goldenberg

In Deadly Triangle: The Famous Architect, His Wife, Their Chauffer, and Murder Most Foul (Dundurn Press, 2022), the most recent publication by award-winning Canadian author Susan Goldenberg, the author chronicles a gruesome but scintillating tale of scandal, adultery, and murder.  In 1925, renowned British-born Canadian architect Francis Mawson Rattenbury shocked Victoria, BC society when he divorced his …

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In the Mouth of the Wolf by Katherine Corcoran

Katherine Corcoran’s In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, A Cover-up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press (Bloomsbury 2022) is a harrowing account of the murder of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez. Martínez was found bludgeoned to death in her bathroom in 2012. Because Martínez often covered political corruption and drug cartels in her …

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Forensic Files Now by Rebecca Reisner

Rebecca Reisner’s new book, Forensic Files Now: Inside 40 Unforgettable True Crime Cases (Rowman & Littlefield 2022) is a hugely innovative and interesting text that will appeal to almost any true crime fan.  Reisner’s text focuses on the television show that, for many of us, foregrounded our interest in true crime programs. Since its premiere in 1996, Forensic …

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Bad City by Paul Pringle

Paul Pringle’s Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels (Macmillian 2022) is a hard-hitting account of a scandal involving USC’s Dean of Medicine Dr. Carmen Puliafito. Puliafito was caught in a Los Angeles hotel surrounded by illegal drugs and most alarmingly, in the company of a young woman who had clearly overdosed and …

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The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures by Paul Fischer

Paul Fischer’s The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures: A True Tale of Obsession, Murder, and the Movies (Simon & Schuster 2022) is a rather misleading title. Yes, it is about the man who invented motion pictures, on record as being the first man to record a moving photograph, but it is not at all about obsession, murder …

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The Doomsday Mother by John Glatt

The latest gripping true crime text from prolific crime writer John Glatt, The Doomsday Mother: Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell, and the End of an American Family (St. Martin’s Press, 2022), is the absolutely gripping account of the Vallow/Daybell murder case. The first book published on the very recent crimes, Glatt brings his research expertise and precise writing …

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The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

A best seller when it was first published just over two decades ago, Simon Winchester’s The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (Harper Perennial, 1999) remains a captivating read for the contemporary reader. Although today physical copies have been made largely obsolete by internet …

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